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Chile orders Barrick to permanently close Pascua Lama surface facilities

TORONTO- The Chilean government has ordered Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) to permanently close all surface facilities at its troubled Pascua-Lama project high in the Andes. The government had suspended the massive project that straddles the Chile-Argentina border in 2013 over concerns of environmental damage and water contamination during development. Barrick was ...

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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

By By Seth Borenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON- Scientists say last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest ...

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Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce says it supports province’s legal pot plan

REGINA- The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce says it likes the provincial government’s private sector-friendly marijuana policy. The chamber says it supports the government’s plan to allow businesses to sell and control the distribution of recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in July. “As the voice of business in the province, ...

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Mi’kmaq grandmother and lawyer N.L.’s latest Queen’s Counsel appointments announced

Judy White Judy White is a Mi’kmaq grandmother and member of the Flat Bay Band. She currently resides in Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. White completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie Law School with particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Law. She also completed the Intensive Program of Lands, ...

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First Nations file civil claims in attempt to stop Site C construction – Alaska Highway News

January 16, 2018 BRITISH COLUMBIA-Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in a bid to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Monday, naming the province, BC Hydro, and Canada’s attorney ...

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Saskatchewan First Nation concerned about being featured in popular video game

By Taylor MacPherson, CKBI/THE CANADIAN PRESS PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.- Canada’s Plains Cree and Chief Poundmaker have been included in the newest edition of a popular video game series, but one elected official from the Saskatchewan First Nation considers it cultural appropriation. A trailer for Sid Meier’s “Civilization VI: Rise and ...

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Indigenous urban business initiatives growing as demographics shift

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Bulldozers and excavators are cutting a broad swath through the reserve land of the Tsuut’ina in southwest Calgary as part of a transformative project gets underway. The push to finish the city’s ring road has meant a $340.7 million payment to the First ...

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Indigenous tourism helping keep stories alive as international interest grows 

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS SIKSIKA, Alta.- Dion Red Gun has met and overcome a daunting series of obstacles in his efforts to preserve and share his culture. The 56-year-old member of the Siksika Reserve southeast of Calgary is deeply connected to the land. He has struggled with natural ...

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